I have been Director of the Division of Medical Oncology, Galliera Hospital, Genoa, Italy since January 1, 2004. I am Honorary Professor of Oncology at the Queen Mary University of London and scientific advisor of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Genetics at the E.I.O., Milan, Italy. My research interests are focused on cancer prevention and adjuvant treatment of breast, colon and ovarian cancer. I have served as principal investigator in over 30 phase II and phase III cancer prevention and treatment clinical trials involving over 15,000 participants, all of which are academic not for profit trials supported by National or International Agencies, including the Italian Health Ministry, the Italian Association for Cancer Research, the Italian League against Cancer, the US-National Institute of Health/National Cancer Institute, the Susan Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, the Berlucchi Foundation and other non-profit Foundations or Charities.
I am an internationally recognized expert in cancer chemoprevention. Through my seminal work in breast cancer chemoprevention, I founded with Prof. Umberto Veronesi and Dr. Alberto Costa the first Clinical Unit of Cancer Chemoprevention in Italy at the European Institute of Oncology in 1995, since then mentoring many young clinicians and scientists to develop this growing branch of medical oncology.
I am author of more than 220 publications in peer-reviewed Journals, mostly as first or senior author, with a H index of 45 and cumulative IF= 1928.512.
I have served as member of several Committees for Cancer Prevention in the most important scientific associations, including ASCO, AACR, ESMO and AIOM.